Date: 2017-07-17 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ravenskyewalker
I'm willing to accept her, if she's done right. There's no guarantee of that, because Chris Chibnall wrote the garbage Torchwood episode "Cyberwoman," so if he manages to write a female Doctor respectfully, I may actually watch his DW. Wasn't going to, until this development...

Unlike magedragonfire, I love Capaldi's Doctor, and am apparently supposed to beg eternal forgiveness for not being a Tennant fan (but he reminds me of all the entitled, sleazy white boys I grew up with, whatever he's like in reality, so he wrecked modern DW for me). So, I've been going through quite the silly mourning process due to Capaldi leaving, and have been dreading Chibnall's takeover.

(Have been into DW since 1981. The Doctor has often been grumpy, cranky, sarcastic... so I guess people who single out Capaldi for being terrible don't know much about DW history? So terribly sorry, but he actually had psychological development over his three seasons -- but don't pay attention to me trying to convince anyone of anything.)

Even at my most feminist, I didn't want a female Doctor, because I wanted there to be a good non-stereotypically male role out there. However, I've changed over the years, and these days, I'm kind of into the idea that if it pisses off fandom, go for it, see how it works, and let's just marvel in the firestorm. I've loved Michelle Gomez as a female Master. Let's hope that Whittaker is a good Doctor.
Edited Date: 2017-07-17 01:25 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-17 04:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tavella
I like Capaldi as an actor, unfortunately his Doctor is managed by Moffat, whose writing I hate. Individual bits of it can be fine but he was invariably infuriate me if I watch for long. I actually watched a few midseason episodes this year and liked them, because of Bill. And then I got spoiled for the end of the season, and so that was the end of watching.

I'm looking forward to the change to Chibnall because at least he's not Moffat, but that doesn't mean he can't crap the bed on his own. And the complete lack of women writers sure as fuck doesn't help. I love the character, I love the mythos, but goddamn it is such a boy's club.

Date: 2017-07-17 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] solarbird
Yeah. I like Capaldi, I can't deal with Moffat, and I'm glad it's being handed off, and am hoping Chibnall does better.

Date: 2017-07-17 08:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodorified
Having seen him in a few things, I conclude I'm not a TEN fan, but do like Tennant. I mention this only because I'd hate for you to be put off of, say, Broadchurch, in which he is very good.


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